[Sca-cooks] The Bad, the Good, and the Better ;-)

charding at nwlink.com charding at nwlink.com
Wed Mar 14 07:16:54 PDT 2007

Bummer on the great poultry massacre.

I know that McMurray www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/ has silver grey dorkings
(they are spendy as chicks go 3.14 per chick (straight run), 4.25 for

Sandhill preservation
http://www.sandhillpreservation.com/catalog/chickens.html#dorkings says
that they are sold out for the entire 2007 season.

There are several colors (silver grey, red, black and colored.)

We had colored dorkings for 3 years, they were pretty, the roosters were
very agressive, they were OK setters, we did get some chicks.

the first batch we had also met their end in a game of dog and
chicken..... BUT, the 2nd batch and their chicks didn't over winter very
well. In fact the last winter, we did not make it out of the winter with
any (we started with 12 birds.) We think that the climate here in Olympia
WA is not very good for them....

Now we have dominiques. and are getting 25 more in May (we alternate
hatching and new chicks to get different bloodlines)


> Well, we had a disaster. Souage got loose in the middle of the night
> and killed all my ducks. I  don't think it was viciousness on her
> part, but rather they seemed to her to be squeaky toys, and she played
> them to death.
> However, I have now come up with an even better way to confine her- if
> she gets out of this one, I give up, I'm gonna train her to be a
> blacksmith.
> However, R&M agreed to let me replace them, and I ordered some more
> ducks- another 4- two black runners (duck and drake), and a couple of
> tufted fawn and white ducks, so not only will I have ducks running
> around who look like self motivated bowling pins, but (at least) 2 of
> them will have little pompoms on their heads ;-)
> Not only that, they allowed me to order some geese- tufted Romans-
> which happen to be a period breed ;-) And, while 2 are destined for
> the freezer, I can keep two to raise as pets and breeding stock ;-)
> And, there will be a couple of turkey poults as well- also to be
> raised for the freezer, but they are big enough, and aggressive
> enough, birds, to teach playful doggies a lesson at need ;-)
> Johann, how'd you get me into this, anyway?
> Next project- figure out how to acquire some Dorkings and some Jungle
> Fowl....
> --
> Saint Phlip
> Heat it up
> Hit it hard
> Repent as necessary.
> Priorities:
> It's the smith who makes the tools, not the tools which make the smith.
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